Marathon Key Snorkeling: Explore Sombrero Reef's Underwater Wildlife
27 Ratings
Embark on a thrilling 3-hour snorkeling adventure in Marathon Key and discover the vibrant underwater world of Sombrero Reef. Swim alongside parrotfish, trumpetfish, and large schools of grunts and snappers in this protected marine sanctuary.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Skipjack Resort & Marina - 3 hour cruise to Sombrero Reef and we will snorkel and enjoy the lighthouse. Sombrero Key Light is located offshore of Vaca Key in Marathon, Florida. The lighthouse is located on a mostly submerged reef. One of the planet’s largest and most spectacular barrier reefs where there is an underwater wonderland full of magnificent living coral and tropical fish. Sometime we even will see Dolphins.
What's Included
  • Use of snorkeling equipment included.
What's Not Included
  • You are welcome to bring your own no glass please
Additional Information

Experience a snorkeling excursion for 3 hours in the exciting Marathon Key, home to one of the most remarkable coral reefs on the planet - Sombrero Reef. This vibrant underwater habitat is teeming with life, where parrotfish feast on coral and trumpetfish are camouflaged amongst the reef. The protected nature of the reef allows for schools of grunts and snappers to swim freely, alongside groupers hiding in rock crevices in search of prey. The earth’s exceptional barrier reefs are treasures of immeasurable worth, similar to subaqueous rainforests, brimming with an array of aquatic animals and vivid coral. Feel free to bring along your own food and beverages.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(27 Ratings)
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Jun 6, 2024
Great snorkeling experience - Great snorkeling experience. Great boat and tons of fish to see. The staff was very helpful and safety first. Well worth it. Even saw a 5ft nerf shark.
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May 7, 2024
Bumpy - Great captain Candice was a pleasure. Seas were high and we felt very comfortable knowing she wipe keep us safe.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 12, 2024
Great trip in the Keys - We booked the snorkeling tour at the reef but it was too windy to go. Instead we got to visit an island where we could swim, snorkel, kayak or just hang out on the beach. We found lots of cool shells and saw lots of huge hermit crabs. The boat ride was fun on the tiki boat. Cody was great making sure everyone had a drink or snack. Captain Candace was awesome.
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Mar 24, 2024
Captain Pips is an exceptional organization. - We did not stay at Captain Pips but we did go snorkeling with them. The staff and experience were beyond exceptional!!!!! A third party booking platform that Tripadvisor is using cancelled our reservations w/o our knowledge the day of the excursion. The ladies at the front desk did everything in their power to get us on a boat and they succeeded. The experience underwater was breathtaking and the crew we sailed with went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience. Overall there aren't enough positive things I can say about the Captain Pip organization and our excursion that day!!!! They made our vacation for sure :)
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Mar 3, 2024
As advertised, plus the extra mile - Had a great day for snorkeling. Captain Rob and Hope were very polite, kind, knowledgeable, and just good people in general. Trustworthy company.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 3, 2024
Very nice experience - Lovely experience. Captain Candace and mate Cody were very friendly, personable and accommodating. Water was too rough to snorkel at intended location, so they gave us the option of canceling/rescheduling, or going to a different location. We chose to go to the small island that the company owns and although the snorkeling there is not fantastic, there were still interesting things to see and it was still a great experience overall.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Feb 9, 2024
Fun and accommodating crew - When the water was rough and cloudy our crew took us on a lovely tour of the harbor. Was a really great day
Review provided by Viator
Nov 9, 2023
Captain Pip’s is wonderful! - Very professional, good equipment if you need it, a lot of fun and very safety conscious. Captain Candace and Mate Jesse are the best.
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Apr 7, 2024
DO NOT BOOK THROUGH VIATOR - DO NOT BOOK THROUGH VIATOR - - this is less than half the price if you book through the tour operator directly or simply show up to the dock. Viator hosts Attractions4Us which will literally charge you more than double, and they will not refund you under any circumstance. But a great snorkeling trip.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 23, 2023
Cheaper 3-hr snorkeling trips available on Marathon besides this company. - There are much cheaper, snorkeling companies in Marathon that do the exact same trip as this company that charges $130 per person. Other companies were charging approximately $50 per person for a three-hour tour. The water current was really strong which was fine as long as someone would’ve told us prior to jumping in the water.
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up to 6 guests
1 Adult
July 2024